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Where The Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak
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The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short in with an updated version in ; a opera ; and a live-action feature-film adaptation , directed by Spike Jonze. The book had sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of [update] , with 10 million of those being in the United States. Sendak won the annual Caldecott Medal from the children's librarians in , recognizing Wild Things as the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". This story of only words focuses on a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things' dismay.